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FREDERICK FUNSTON amphibious personnel transports (1942 - 1945), WINDSOR amphibious personnel transports (1943 - 1945)


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Adair 1944

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate Modification

APA55

Windsor (ex-Excelsior)

4391

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

7.1942

28.12.1942

6.1943

stricken 4.1946

Windsor

APA56

Leedstown (ex-Wood, ex-Exchequer)

4392

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

8.1942

13.2.1943

7.1943

stricken 7.1946

Windsor

APA91

Adair (ex-Exchester)

4396

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

1943

29.2.1944

7.1944

stricken 5.1946

Windsor

APA97

Dauphin

4419

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

1944

10.6.1944

9.1944

to Maritime Comm. 4.1946

Windsor

APA98

Dutchess

4420

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

1944

26.8.1944

11.1944

for disposal 4.1946

Windsor

APA103

Queens

4421

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

3.1944

12.9.1944

12.1944

stricken 6.1946

Windsor

APA105

Shelby

4422

Bethlehem, Sparrows Point

6.1944

25.10.1944

1.1945

stricken 6.1946

Windsor

APA89

Frederick Funston

6

Seattle-Tacoma, Tacoma

1941

27.9.1941

11.1942 // 4.1943

to US Army 4.1946

Frederick Funston

APA90

James O`Hara

7

Seattle-Tacoma, Tacoma

6/1941

30.12.1941

12.1942 // 4.1943

to US Army 4.1946

Frederick Funston

APA110

Griggs

415

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1943

1944

12.1944

stricken 6.1946

Frederick Funston

APA111

Grundy

417

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1943

16.1.1944

1.1945

to War Shipping Adm. 5.1946

Frederick Funston

APA112

Guilford

418

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1944

14.7.1944

5.1945

to Maritime Comm. 5.1946

Frederick Funston

APA113

Sitka

419

Ingalls, Pascagoula

2.1944

23.6.1944

3.1945

stricken 6.1946

Frederick Funston

APA114

Hamblen

420

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1944

30.6.1944

6.1945

to Maritime Comm. 5.1946

Frederick Funston

APA115

Hampton

421

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1944

25.8.1944

2.1945

to Maritime Comm. 5.1946

Frederick Funston

APA116

Hanover

422

Ingalls, Pascagoula

1944

18.8.1944

3.1945

to Maritime Comm. 5.1946

Frederick Funston


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 8276

APA89, 90, 110-116: 10967

Displacement full, t

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 13500

APA89, 90, 110-116: 14700

Length, m

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 137.2 wl 144.3 oa

APA89, 90, 110-116: 141.8 wl 150.1 oa

Breadth, m

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 20.3

APA89, 90, 110-116: 21.2

Draught, m

7.62 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 1 set Bethlehem geared steam turbines, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

APA89, 90, 110-116: 1 set Bethlehem geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 8000

APA89, 90, 110-116: 8500

Max speed, kts

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 18.5

APA89, 90, 110-116: 16.5

Fuel, t

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: oil 1627

APA89, 90, 110-116: oil 1649

Endurance, nm(kts)

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 16000(15)

APA89, 90, 110-116: 13000(15)

Armament

APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 18 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

APA89, 90, 110-116: 1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20, 2 x 2 - 40/56 Mk 1.2, 16 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Military load

24 LCVP, 2 LCM, 1 LCP(L), 1 LCP(R), 3895 t of cargo, 1468 troops

by 1945 APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 4 LCM(6), 16 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 1600 t of cargo, 1514 marines

by 1945 APA89, 90, 110-116: 4 LCM(6), 16 LCVP, 1 LCPL, 1 LCPR, 1500 t of cargo, 1593 marines

Electronic equipment

presumably SE or SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

Complement

466 - 555



Graphics


<i>Adair</i> 1944
Adair 1944
<i>Leedstown</i>
Leedstown
<i>Griggs</i>
Griggs


Project history

USN military transport vessels were sectioned into two groups: АР for transportation of troops and АК for carriage of goods and technics. The majority of them were built on the basis of standard types С2, С3 and С4 and differed from usual cargo ships a little.

For delivery of troops and cargoes directly to a beaching place assault landing transport ships (АРА and АКА) served, which main difference from АК and АР consisted that they were extra equipped with disembarkation craft of LCVP, LCM and LCP (L) types; with their help delivery of people and cargoes to beach also was effected.

Originally similar ships were not outlined in own subclass and were registered as АР and АК. In February, 1943 reorganisation was done and assault transports have received indexation АРА and АКА.

Two ships of Doyen class, projected even on the eve of war for landing operations in Caribbean basin, became the first American assault military transports. The overwhelming majority of remaining АРА and АКА has been converted from merchant cargo and cargo-passenger vessels or constructed in hulls of standard cargo vessels built by the big series in days of war. An exception were specially projected as assault transports Gilliam (АРА) and Artemis (АКА) classes.

Besides the large landing transport ships of АРА and АКА classes, small landing parties and subversive groups were landed by fast landing transports (APD) converted from become outdated Wickes and Clemson classes destroyers and destroyer escorts of Buckley and Rudderow classes.

These ships belonged to standard types C3-S-A3 (Windsor) and C3-S1-A3 (Frederick Funston).

Modernizations

None.

1/1946, APA55, 56, 91, 97, 98, 103, 105: 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 18 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10SE or SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

1/1946, APA89, 90, 110-116: 1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 20/21, 2 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 16 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10SE or SF or SG or SH or SL or SO or SU radar

Naval service

No significant events.





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